BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
Three species of loons commonly occur in Washington State: Common, Red-throated, and Pacific. Pacific Loons breed on fresh water in the high Arctic and winter on the Pacific Coast, south to Baja. In spring, a continuous stream of Pacific Loons can be seen flying north just off the Washington coast.
Birding Site of the Week
Marrowstone and Indian Islands provide marine, saltmarsh, and coniferous forest habitats. The shoreline is accessible at numerous locations, offering views of wintering waterbirds and migrating shorebirds. Resident songbirds can be found in the mature forests of Fort Flagler State Park, while a short walk to the shore can provide views of wintering Harlequin Ducks, Brant, Long-tailed Ducks, and Marbled Murrelets.